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to dave and tori. >>> 7:45. we have new video of police clashing in cairo, egypt today with protesters angry about present moves by that country's president. [ sirens ] >> police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks at police on the street near cairo's tahrir square. protesters have been gathering at that square since president mohammad morsi granted himself new sweeping powers. this is the same square that was the center of the uprising that toppled hosni mubarak nearly two years ago. >>> today, the grave of yasser arafat was opened in an attempt to determine whether he was poisoned. this is video from ramallah today. it shows palestinian leaders paying their respects after arafat's remains were returned to his mausoleum. samples were given to french, swiss and russian experts for testing. earlier this year, the detection of a lethal radioactive substance on arafat's belongses sparked a new -- belongings, sparked a new investigation into his death. >>> back here at home, san jose firefighters think eucalyptus oil forced the evacuation of 100 people last night at a local gym. seve
.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault. there are indications that extremists participated," there's a hedge there, but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador rice is a cabinet member, meaning she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those not known, but republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is betting that they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed, if nominated as secretary. meantime, cbs has learned that the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators, but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete. sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> and they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state? >> they have not, two months in. state department's own investigators have
officials, palestinian officials in ramallah. she's now in cairo as well trying to push forward with the cease fire but really since last night, there really has not been much progress or at least public progress towards a cease-fire. in fact, today, at noon, local time, when that bus in tel aviv was hit by a bomb, that really did ratch chet up the tension -- ratchet up the tension quite a lot. in fact, right where i'm standing, after the news spread of the bombing, there was a very large explosion from an israeli air strike just nearby. >> ben, has anyone claimed responsibility for the bus attack? >> reporter: no. nobody actually has. now, initially, there were -- there was -- there are moves in gaza city that were announcing that this was the work of so- called lions from the west bank and some people assumed that because they are coming from hamas, the announcement was coming from hamas-controlled mosques, that hamas was claiming responsibility. no one has claimed responsibility. hamas did quote/unquote bless the operation saying that, according to one hamas official, that it
hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations of our facility in cairo. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> a visibly angry president obama fired back at both senators and defending his ambassador. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back
was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice and tuesday the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might sa
leaders, including the turkish prime minister, are meeting today in cairo, but so far, there is no real talk of a cease fire. lester? >> we can hear those drones behind you. what just happened there, richard? >> reporter: it sounds like a rocket was just launched coming out of some part of here in gaza city heading in the direction of israel. it will take a couple of minutes before it lands. it's heading in the direction of what appears to be a city that was hit by similar rockets earlier today, and according to the israeli media, three israelis were lightly injured in that attack. we'll know what the result is of this quite soon. >> okay. we just heard that. thank you, richard engel, appreciate it. now here's erica. >> reporter: turning now to latest on general david petraeus. on friday, he testified on capitol hill about the deadly attack of benghazi, libya, as new information emerges about the women involved in the scandal that ended his career. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with the latest. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his
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